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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate were deeply
3saddened to learn of the death of Rita G. Harvard, of
4Naperville, who passed away on June 15, 2012; and
5    WHEREAS, She was born on June 28, 1929, in Aurora to Walter
6and Grace Fredenhagen; she met her husband-to-be at Naperville
7High School, from which they both graduated in 1947; they were
8married for 31 years; and
9    WHEREAS, She attended Monmouth College earning a bachelors
10of science in biology and was inducted into the Mortar Board
11Honor Society; she spent two years teaching in Dixon; she
12taught Sunday School at Grace United Methodist Church for 12
13years, also serving as Sunday school superintendent and helping
14design the church building; and
15    WHEREAS, She served as secretary and treasurer for her
16family business, Prince Castles/Cock Robin Companies from 1972
17to 1985 and then at the Naperville Creamery Co. from 1985 to
182000; she volunteered at Edward Hospital as a member of the
19Institutional Review Board; she was a member of the Fire and
20Police Board of Commissioners for 8 years; and
21    WHEREAS, She received many awards, including the Gael Swing



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1Award of Meritorious Service from North Cental College for her
2involvement as a trustee for 28 years, the Heritage Society
3Hall of Honor, the Naperville chapter of the A.A.U.W. "Woman of
4the Year", the DuPage County YWCA Outstanding Woman of the
5Year, and the Jaycees and the Chamber of Commerce Lifetime
6Achievement Awards; she joined the Rotary Club of Naperville in
71985 and was elected the first female president and Rotarian of
8the Year; she also served as grand marshal of the Labor Day
9Parade and was selected to be included in the Marquis Who's Who
10of American Women; and
11    WHEREAS, She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter
12and Grace; her brother, James Fredenhagen; her sister, Jeanne
13Fredenhagen Moen; and her step-son, Kent Harvard; and
14    WHEREAS, She is survived by her husband, John; her
15children, Susan (Keith) Kroskoz, Jodie (Dave) Anderson, and Tom
16(Laura) Castagnoli; her step-daughters, Kelly (Dean) Pelland
17and Kerry (Preston) Irwin; her brother, Ted Fredenhagen; her
18eight grandchildren; her great-grandson; her six
19step-grandchildren; and her three step-great-granddaughters;
20therefore, be it
22ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
23Rita G. Harvard, and we extend our sincere condolences to her



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1family, friends, and all who knew and loved her; and be it
3    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
4presented to her family as an expression of our deepest